就Q, R, Henry Edward Tse v. Commissioner for Registration 司法覆核案裁判之聲明
Statement on the judgement of Q, R, Henry Edward Tse v. Commissioner for Registration
經過漫長的等待, 八次共六個月的延遲, 高等法院於今日宣判三位原訴人Q先生, R先生, 及謝浩霖先生敗訴。三位女跨男原訴人在是次司法覆核中, 挑戰須全套變性及絕育手術方能更改性別身份之人口登記處條例。 三位原訴人均一早認同為男性, 和已接受荷爾蒙治療及進行局部外科換性, 令外表與男性無異。
After eight notifications and six months of delay, the Hong Kong High Court has dismissed the application of Q, R and Henry Tse challenging the Commissioner for Registration’s policy which requires full sex reassignment and sterilisation surgery before a trans person is recognised in their acquired gender. The Applicants were all born as females but have for many years identified as males. They have by choice undergone limited surgery and received hormone treatment such that their outward appearance is now that of a man.
作為LGBT+大家庭的一分子, 我們對高等法院的判決感到遺憾。我們亦為Q, R, Henry及我們的跨性別盟友感到失望。但是次初審敗訴並不陌生 – 過去多宗有關性小眾平權的案件都在終審階段方終極勝訴。
As a part of the LGBT+ family, we are sorry about the High Court’s decision and for Q, R, Henry and our fellow trans friends. However, this defeat at the court of first instance is not entirely unexpected - the many prior court cases related to LGBT+ equality were only resolved in the Court of Final Appeal.
作為跨性別族群的平權盟友, 我們完全支持三位決定上訴的決定, 我們會與他們在漫長的司法路上一直同行。
As an ally of the trans community, we wholeheartedly support Q, R and Henry’s decision to appeal. We will remain their loyal companion along the long journey of judicial review.
聯署機構 ( 聯署先後次序) Signatories (In chronological order of signing)
世界公民協會中國香港 Association of World Citizens Hong Kong China
彩虹之約 - 共建同志友善教會行動 Covenant of the Rainbow - Campaign Toward A Truly Inclusive Church
跨性別平等及接納行動 Transgender Equality & Acceptance Movement
大愛同盟 Big Love Alliance
G 點電視 G dot TV
女同學社 Nutung Xueshe
跨性別資源中心 Transgender Resource Center
同自在 Samma Kammanta
午夜藍 Midnight Blue
社商賢匯 Community Business
行星盟友 Planet Ally
新婦女協進會 The Association for the Advancement of Feminism
姊妹同志 Queer Sisters